Sefara said Bushiri promised the affected that he would return next week to provide more assistance, especially relating to religion.
Sefara added that Bushiri was not there to take anything away from the community but just to assist them.
Asked if Bushiri’s efforts were not aimed at cleaning up his image following his and his wife’s arrest last month, Sefara said the fraud charges that Major 1, as Bushiri is affectionately called by his followers, is facing are weak.
Bushiri and his wife Mary were arrested in February by the Hawks for crimes that have allegedly been committed since 2015. They include fraud, money laundering and contravention of The Prevention of Organised Crime Act, and flouting exchange control laws relating to foreign currency valued at R16m.